Azarenka claims first WTA title since maternity leave as Osaka withdraws from Cincinnati final

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The conclusion of the 2020 Western & Southern Open is just as bizarre as the entire week. Naomi Osaka withdrew ahead of her final against Victoria Azarenka, handing the mom on tour her first...

Naomi Osaka to face resurgent Victoria Azarenka in Cincinnati final

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Despite being ready to concede her semifinal match at the Western & Southern Open, as a way of making a stand against racial injustice, Naomi Osaka was persuaded by the WTA and USTA to...

BREAKING: Naomi Osaka re-enters Cincinnati semifinals “after lengthy consultation with the WTA and USTA”

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Is this the first time in tennis history that a player has pulled out of a tournament only to change their mind and continue to compete? Well, the strange 2020 season is bringing that...

Lacoste’s fresh tennis clothes rock New York City

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Lacoste always succeeds in creating timeless designs that look traditional and refreshing at the same time. The company's latest ladies' tennis collection was promoted by Anett Kontaveit and Christina McHale at the Western &...

Semifinalist Naomi Osaka withdraws from Cincy in protest over Jacob Blake shooting

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Just hours after a hard-fought victory over Anett Kontaveit in Wednesday's quarterfinals of the Western & Southern Open, bi-racial Naomi Osaka that plays for Japan announced that she was leaving the tournament to raise...

Azarenka fights past Jabeur to advance to Western & Southern Open semifinals

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Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka fought off three set points to claim a tense first set in a thrilling tiebreak and then rolled through the second set to beat Ons Jabeur 7-6(9) 6-2 and...

Osaka switches the momentum midway through the match against Kontaveit to reach Cincy semifinals

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Naomi Osaka of Japan managed to overcome a disastrous first half of the match to defeat Estonia's Anett Kontaveit 4-6 6-2 7-5 and move into the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open in...

Maria Sakkari beats Serena Williams to reach Cincinnati quarterfinals

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Maria Sakkari of Greece rallied from a set and a break down to defeat a fatigued Serena Williams 5-7 7-6(5) 6-1 in the third round of the Western & Southern Open. In the previous round...

Naomi Osaka restarts 2020 season with a win over tough cookie Karolina Muchova

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Fourth seed Naomi Osaka of Japan rose to the challenge in her first match since the COVID-19 layoff and overcame the always-tricky Czech Karolina Muchova 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 to advance to the third round...

Sluggish Serena Williams survives Arantxa Rus in Cincinnati opener

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Third seed Serena Williams displayed poor form and lack of energy in her first match at the Western & Southern Open against qualifier Arantxa Rus, but managed to advance to the third round by...